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We are building a Sabbath community in the area of Coshocton County and Holmes County, Ohio, United States. Beth Shalom is located Near Sugarcreek Ohio and started in 2006.
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Have you ever been told that basically everything you say and do is pagan or wrong. Some people really struggle with these teachings. There really are pagan influences in the society around us, that is true. And it is something to be careful about. However; some shady teachers out there use these things to enslave the brethren. This is becoming all too common and it can be both spiritually and emotionally damaging. We need to check out these teachings for ourselves to know which ones are accurate and which ones are false.
On this week’s podcast: comments on Parshah Nasso, the counting of the Levites, the laws of the Nazarite, unfaithfulness, the priestly blessing. Other discussion: can we trust our conscience, can we take a Nazarite vow today, was Yeshua a Nazarite, was Paul (Shaul) a Nazarite, can we still make a sacrifice or what should we give as a substitute for sacrifice, we are called to be a kingdom of priests.
Why do so many people feel a draw toward some form of community? Whether that means joining a fellowship, or some kind of shared farm; many people feel a desire toward community on some level. Our community can give us a sense of identity and a sense of belonging. Community can give purpose and direction in our faith walk with our creator.
Why is Coshocton and Holmes County Ohio a Good Place for Messianic Community? Excerpts from an interview in February 2011; Philip discusses why Holmes & Coshocton Counties in Ohio are good places for a Messianic/Hebrew Roots community. Why it is a good place for people with a preparedness mindset. Find out more on this week’s edition.
David Zeisberger was an 18th century Sabbath keeping missionary to the Native Americans. His community at Schoenbrunn Ohio was mostly made up of Native Americans who believed in the Messiah. They kept the Sabbath and were known to believe in the ‘old testament’ (Torah). The Moravians are among several ancient Anabaptist churches who were persecuted as being Judaizers, Sabbath keepers, & followers of the Law. Find out more on this week’s edition.
What is Gnosticism and how does it influence the Christian Churches today? Did Jesus (Yeshua) really change anything in the Torah? Why are Gnostic ideas still in the churches today? Find out more in this weeks edition.
What does Christianity, Judaism, and Messianics teach and believe about Heaven, Hell, and the Afterlife. What are the differences? Which views are historic and which are recent? What does the Bible say and what does the Bible not say? Find out more on this week’s show.
A lot of people feel as though work is a curse or punishment and that in a perfect world we would not have to work at all. The Bible however does not teach that! Mankind was created for work and caring for the earth. The curse of the fall of man is that our work itself becomes difficult. Even though our work is difficult work is still a blessing. Learn more on this week’s program.
What is happening in the Torah movements today? We have noticed a gradual progression of people moving away from Messiah. This appears to be happening on a small but continuous level. Some people are picking up their own ideas from sources other than the Bible. Torah without Messiah or Messiah without the Torah, we’re are not interested in either of those options. Let’s be careful and diligent in our faith. One Torah, One Shepherd, One Flock.
On this show: a ministry update, ending our furlough and getting back into a more active role; also discussion on the potential ministry building. This recording was done at the end of November 2014 and was meant to be uploaded 12-5-2014. Sorry for the delay.